The next Documented Life Project I tackled was to involve layering while maintaining a focal point and the phrase was “Time Keeps on Ticking”. I immediately thought of the White Rabbit from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Obviously the “time” element of the prompt was the major part of that but I think it was also partly because, like the White Rabbit, I am flustered and chasing my tail trying to catch up with all the things that need to be done since returning from our month long vacation. Plus I am neurotic about punctuality. Plus I have a bit of an obsession with drawing bunnies.
I used an ink wash for the background. Annoyingly, some spray ink from the other side of the page leaked through onto the page, thus creating a muckle purple stain on the page. I did not freak out. I accepted it. But I am still a wee bit annoyed. The layering is all in the construction of the rabbit: he is card with book pages collaged onto him to create his clothes. The rabbit’s pocket watch is made from a tag and a photo of a clock from a magazine. I attached the watch to the rabbit’s pocket using some gold thread so that it dangles. There was a lot of negative space left on the page so I filled it with the phrase, “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date”.